The world is celebrating International Women’s Day, so is the the Indian Air Force. The IAF has released a video saluting the women in service. The video says “Every woman inspires, nurtures and supports, but some wear overalls and combats boots as well.” . The video features flying officer Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, who have emerged as the most recognisable faces in the force.
Apart from flying jets, the video shows women IAF personnel attending classes at fighter training wing along with their male counterparts. It also features women personnel handling ground operations of the Indian Air Force.
The song titled ‘zameen se chalein hum aasmaan ke kareeb’ runs a little over 2 minutes and captures everything from women officers flying IAF aircraft to taking part in parades.
Few days back flying officer Avani Chaturvedi created history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter to fly solo. She flew a MiG-21 Bison in her first training solo sortie in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
She is one of the three in the first batch of female pilots, besides Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh, who were inducted in Indian Air Force fighter squadron on June 18, 2016. The IAF had termed it as a unique achievement for the force and the country.